Technology
 Kenya
Project #1761

Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum

by Kenya Water, Energy Cleanliness and Health Project

Summary

This project will provide 500 residents of a Nairobi slum with access to toilets, showers and safe cooking facilities.
$28,600
total goal
$17,710
remaining
69
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

People in the slum of Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya lack access to toilets and showers. They also use kerosene and charcoal cookstoves that present fire hazards and create indoor air pollution. This project will provide toilets and generate methane from human waste. The methane will be used to heat water for showers and to cook food in a safe community kitchen. It will change lives by increasing dignity, reducing disease and generating income through access fees and selling food.

Solution

With community participation in design and construction,, we will construct an ablution block and community kitchen, train the community in system operation and maintenance, and turn it over to the community for use and income generation.

Long-Term Impact

The project will provide income-generating activities for 100 people, allowing them to provide for their families, and to save additional funds for further community improvements.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

Kenya Water, Energy Cleanliness and Health Project

Location: Nairobi, . - Kenya
Project Leader:
Constance Hunt
Executive Director
Nairobi, . Kenya

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This project is no longer accepting donations.

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